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[US] TRU 20% off purchase 4/22-4/25

TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
edited April 2016 in Shopping USA/Canada
Code: FRIEND20

4/22 - 4/25

Does not exclude Lego in the email I got.
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    But you need to be wary of the "Red Hot Deal" label. Also, I just checked the "Hard to find items and they prices are way jacked up: GBHQ = $454.99! (Where is that googly-eyed emoticon when you need him)
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    Online or in-store?
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    Both. Coupon for in-store and the "FRIEND20 code for on-line.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    I'll stop in on Saturday to see if they will go for 20% off Coupon + Price match (if necessary) + 10% TRU Card Saturday deal. I know the usually frown on multiple discounts.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    ecmo47 said:
    I'll stop in on Saturday to see if they will go for 20% off Coupon + Price match (if necessary) + 10% TRU Card Saturday deal. I know the usually frown on multiple discounts.
    I thought TRU Saturday was only during Christmas season.  Only Thursdays now, I believe.

    Good luck on the price match.  If I recall correctly, their price match terms disqualify other offers or promotions.  (As always, get the right cashier or be persistent and you might get lucky).
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    ^Oops, your right. It is just Thursdays now since it's not Christmas season.

    Also, in my experience, the TRU accounting program on the cash registers does not allow the cashier to enter multiple discounts. The only way to make a double discount happen is if the discounted price is manually entered. Typically, the average TRU cashier does not know how to do this. I always go the the customer service desk, ask for the manager, and politely and pleasantly make my case.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Another factor in multiple discounts is how the discounts are applied. If you have a $10.00 item, a 30% discount ($10.00-30% = $7.00) is better than the discounts applied separately ($10.00 - 20% = $8.00-10%= $7.20). 
  • androooandrooo Los Angeles, CAMember Posts: 2
    And just like that, all Lego sets that were on sale at TRU.com have now gone back to their regular prices...

    Why am I not surprised? 

    In any case, I'll be making a trip tomorrow to see if I can get price adjustments on items I've bought recently (prior to the 20% off coupon). I'll also ask whether I can use the coupon on top of price-matching, which I highly doubt.
  • 3stackshs3stackshs Member Posts: 276
    not just regular price, they even jacked some prices up for stuff that wasnt on sale.  that sale went from good to garbage fast.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    What a crock.  I'm sorry I even posted this.

    Btw, there are a few that are worth getting, like #42042 for example.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2016
    It also looks like they removed all items of significance (expensive) from the website (PC, Arocs, Ghostbusters HQ, etc. - even though they were jacked in price).  What a load of ass.  Every time I think TRU is making strides back toward their fondly-remembered BOGO sales (technically 20% is equivalent to a BOGO40), something slimy like this happens to remind me how much they suck.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,544
    edited April 2016
    Yup. Seems like most genuinely good deals at TRU involve website glitches or coupon stacking they accidentally allowed but quickly take away.
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 627
    Great now I can get the ford truck
  • adello25adello25 U.S.A.Member Posts: 360
    Was thinking about picking up some of the Speed Champions sets, they seem to be before the 20% MSRP
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,140
    Tempted to try and price match and apply the coupon for the Architecture Louvre set, but I have my doubts that they'll let me do it.
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    adello25 said:
    Was thinking about picking up some of the Speed Champions sets, they seem to be before the 20% MSRP
    That's what I just did.  Bought $90 retail of Speed Champions for $52.50 plus tax.
    (20% off, $5 rewards coupon, paid with TRU gift cards acquired on ebay at 20% off)  Stacking is fun!
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 589
    Anybody see any current TRU gift cards at 15% or 20% off to pair this up with? 
  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 201
    edited April 2016
    Anybody see any current TRU gift cards at 15% or 20% off to pair this up with? 
    Giftcardmall via EBay had them earlier this week $100 for $85 with 8x EBay Bucks, but it will be next week before we get them, at the earliest.
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,421
    edited April 2016
    Yup. Seems like most genuinely good deals at TRU involve website glitches or coupon stacking they accidentally allowed but quickly take away.
    Or crossovers with other brands, like last month's 2/$5 on all blind-bag toys, although failure to exclude LEGO may have been an oversight on that sale. 
  • addemlitaddemlit CaliforniaMember Posts: 118
    I used a $10 rewards discount with the 20% off for the Carbon Freezing Chamber. Only cost me $10. 
  • androooandrooo Los Angeles, CAMember Posts: 2
    I messaged the official TRU page on Facebook and asked about the price-matching + coupon thing and they gave me an unnecessarily lengthy reply, to which the answer was basically "no".

    They said something along the lines of "prices can be matched after deducting any TRU coupon savings". Well, if the competitor price is lower than it is with the coupon, then why would I bother even using the coupon in the first place?
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    exciter1 said:
    Anybody see any current TRU gift cards at 15% or 20% off to pair this up with? 
    Giftcardmall via EBay had them earlier this week $100 for $85 with 8x EBay Bucks, but it will be next week before we get them, at the earliest.
    What's the best way to be aware of those deals?  It's hit or miss on slickdeals...
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    Dedgecko said:
    What's the best way to be aware of those deals?  It's hit or miss on slickdeals...
    Slickdeals is usually pretty reliable for me.  The biggest glitch is forgetting to renew my reminders.

    Also check you eBay daily deals or eBay gift cards home page (from the link on ebaydotcom)  Pretty much every time there is a 15% TRU I think you can find it in one of those two places.
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    TRU doesn't always suck. Found 2 Volvo front end loaders on clearance today. When the rang up, I noticed that 20% wasn't taken off. I pointed this out to the cashier and said that I didn't think the fine print on the coupon excluded clearance items. He called the manager over and he promptly applied the 20%. So the final cost was $161.72 each. They had a ton of left over chicken man sets.
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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,847
    Great price on an awesome set. I'd buy another at that price for sure.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,757
    I just bought three of the new Captain America polybags and was able to use the 20% off coupon. :)
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  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 536
    Before the 20% the TRU by me had Slave I for RRP. Now it is 15% upmarked. Yay!
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,140
    They wouldn't let me price match and use the coupon, but I ended up getting the Louvre and the Porsche pit stop, Corvette, and two Audi Speed Champions sets with it. More than I was looking to spend, but a pretty decent deal on those particular sets.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    I caved and pulled the trigger on #75105 and #75102 at the last second.  Poe's x wing was marked up $5 from RRP, but I had a $5 off rewards, and also had bought a $100 gift card for $85.  At least The Millennium Falcon was not marked above RRP.  So all in all I was able to save $62 on $230 worth of sets...not too shabby for TRU.
    77ncaachamps
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    TRU running a promotion right now:

    "save $5 on your LEGO construction purchase of $30 or more use promo code #979378 at checkout (excludes LEGO Dimensions and Hard to Find)"
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    ^ now if they would just put the Disney CMF back online...
  • addemlitaddemlit CaliforniaMember Posts: 118
    Anyone get a 20% off coupon in the mail?
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,757
    ^ yup
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    ^^ yes.
  • RakulRakul USAMember Posts: 176
    ^^^ Got one today.
  • ChubblesChubbles USAMember Posts: 459
    They never send me those coupons
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,188
    edited June 2016
    20% a 'regular priced' toy, meaning you are likely going to pay TRUs typical 20% mark up to get 20% off.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,434
    20% a 'regular priced' toy, meaning you are likely going to pay TRUs typical 20% mark up to get 20% off.
    Not necessarily.

    New sets are priced at MSRP for a period of time before getting the TRU bump.

    So using this on a new set + a promo poly, if there is one, is a very good TRU deal.
  • chibhawkchibhawk USAMember Posts: 17
    And as always, wait until Thursday to combine your 20% coupon with your “R”Us credit card 10% off.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 515
    I always use those coupons on TRU exclusive items, they are always (generally) the same price as [email protected] so no extra TRU tax.
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Chubbles said:
    They never send me those coupons
    Same here.  But I can usually find the coupon on their site in the deals section.
  • addemlitaddemlit CaliforniaMember Posts: 118
    If anyone has a copy of the coupon id appreciate it 
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    ^ Same.
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    ^I believe this coupon is a unique code (one-time use).
  • addemlitaddemlit CaliforniaMember Posts: 118
    Lame. Bricksetters were kind enough to send me the coupon last time. Guess this time I lucked out. This is the only way TRU gets my business
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    The coupon I received in the mail is effective 6/3 - 6/25, so maybe there will be something on their website tomorrow.
  • beabea Member Posts: 227
    edited June 2016
    20% a 'regular priced' toy, meaning you are likely going to pay TRUs typical 20% mark up to get 20% off.
    Not always. I got the May coupon and I purchased the new 31052: Vacation Getaways for 20% discount off MSRP. The TRU markup generally takes a few weeks to kick in for new sets.

    Too bad I didn't get a coupon this round.
    77ncaachamps
  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 201
    I plan on getting the Rex's AT-TE and Turbo Tank today with my 20% off coupons.
  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    exciter1 said:
    I plan on getting the Rex's AT-TE and Turbo Tank today with my 20% off coupons.
    You have one that includes today?  Mine starts on 6/3.
    exciter1
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